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What Does the Bible Say About..Someone Being Struck Dead for Touching the Ark of the Covenant?

In transporting the Ark of the Covenant someone reached out and touched it to keep it from falling and was struck dead? Did I dream this event or did it happen? Where is this recorded if it really happened?


Yes, the Bible records such an incident. It is found in 2 Samuel 6:1-7. David is bringing the ark back to Jerusalem from Philistia. It is being carried on a cart rather than by the prescribed method of poles through rings on the sides of the ark. The cart shakes, and a man named Uzzah reaches out to steady the ark. As a result of his touching it, God killed him immediately.